James Stock and Robert Leslie
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SNP candidate calls into question OIC leader’s lack of consultation assertion

Orkney’s SNP candidate is surprised at OIC leader’s lack of consultation claim.

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Scottish notes and coins
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Make Universal Credit Uplift Permanent

Highlands & Islands MSP Maree Todd has backed the latest funding boost from the Scottish Government to tackle poverty and inequality but calls on the UK government to make the Universal Credit uplift permanent.

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Maree Todd standing against railings at Ullapool Harbour
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SELF-ISOLATION GRANT ELIGIBILITY EXTENDED

The Scottish Government is set to extend the eligibility for the £500 self-isolation support payment to include everyone on an income below the level of the real living wage, as well as those in receipt of a council tax reduction because of low income.

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SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT OPENS EARLY FOR APPLICATIONS

The new Scottish Child Payment – which has been described as a “game-changer” in the fight to tackle child poverty – will open early for applications this month. Highlands & Islands MSP Maree Todd has encouraged parents and carers in Orkney who are eligible to apply now so that the Scottish Government…

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Test & Protect App
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Download the ‘Protect Scotland’ App

SNP MSP Maree Todd has urged people in the Highlands & Islands to download the new ‘Protect Scotland’ app – to help slow the spread of Coronavirus and support the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Maree Todd MSP standing at a lectern during a conference
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PAYMENT COULD BENEFIT 700 CHILDREN IN ORKNEY

An estimated 700 children across Orkney could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed.

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